At the press conference, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that more Covid-19 cases were detected worldwide in the last 2 weeks compared to the first 6 months of the epidemic. Noting that the cases in India and Brazil accounted for more than half of the Covid-19 cases detected last week, Ghebreyesus said, “However, there are many other countries facing a very sensitive situation all over the world.” While 209 thousand 468 new cases were detected in the last 24 hours in India, one thousand 626 people died due to the virus. In Brazil, 28 thousand 935 new cases were detected in the last 24 hours, while 1,210 people died due to Covid-19. What is happening in India and Brazil could be elsewhere unless they take the precautions that they take. “Ghebreyesus announced that WHO is providing India with critical equipment and supplies, including oxygen, laboratory supplies and mobile hospitals.
1 MILLION DOSE DONATION FROM SWEDEN
Noting that Sweden donated 1 million doses to COVAX, a global initiative that aims to provide equal access to Covid-19 vaccine to all countries regardless of income level, Ghebreyesus said, “This morning I met with Swedish Development Coordination Minister Per Olsson Fridh and gave me Sweden ‘. stated that he will donate 1 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to COVAX.
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CALL TO G7 COUNTRIES
Ghebreyesus announced that COVAX currently shipped about 50 million doses of vaccine to 121 countries, but faced severe supply constraints. Noting that the vaccine supply problem will be solved by the leaders of major economies, Ghebreyesus said, “Access to the Covid-19 vehicle accelerator currently faces a financing gap of US $ 19 billion, and we estimate that we will need another US $ 35 to 45 billion next year to vaccinate most adults around the world. “G7 countries can mobilize a high-quality portion of these funds themselves and lead a global effort to accelerate Covid-19 vaccination around the world.”